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The trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ is here to freak you out

Four Oscar-level actors, one movie.


Christine Friar


Posted on Aug 8, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 9:20 pm CDT

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem fall in love and move into a spooky old house—what could go wrong?

That’s how the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s new movie Mother! begins. The director who brought us Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream is dipping his toe into full-blown horror territory with his latest feature, and he’s brought in lots of Oscar-level performers to star. Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris play a strange couple who come to stay at the house, and Variety reports that Kristen Wiig is somewhere in the mix too (though you don’t see her in the trailer).

The clip left Twitter shook. Who left that stain on the carpet? What is that couple up to on the bed? Why is Jennifer Lawrence always cast with significantly-older romantic partners?

But equally vocal are the people excited to see Michelle Pfeiffer back on the big screen:

No matter your reason for being at the edge of your seat, this seems like it could be the fall’s first good scary movie.

Mother! hits theaters September 15.

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*First Published: Aug 8, 2017, 7:28 am CDT